ONLY TODAYS POEM WE READ
Only Today’s Poems We Read?
Why is it , that we, literati only read,
The latest poem……is it just for speed?
You might find gems from a poet’s past,
Written in great beauty, that forever lasts.
Even, the most transcendent poets of all time,
Were not poetry machines!
I wrote close to three-thousand, which in retrospect,
I find, grossly obscene!
Great quality, learning true, classical forms
is my new norm.
I was akin to a craven college student in a dorm!
Was popularity only my woebegone daily bread?
What was crawling in my hagiographic head?
Honours to my poet-mentor, I have finally
There is no joy for me, being a winner in
Life breezes by like an Eagle, then, alas, soon ends.
Poetry, by august writers, awaits me, tween my bookends.
Tribute to my mentor ~ Happy Birthday
Copyright © Panagiota Romios | Year Posted 2022
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